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Reading Work Samples

English Language Arts Assessment

Overview

Work Samples will more effectively support student learning when they are integrated systematically into the district curriculum and are also part of classroom instruction (that is, the normal, ongoing evaluation and grading process). For example, when they are used to help summarize a unit of study or extending the concepts presented, work samples can be a natural part of classroom practices and be offered many times during the school year.

 

​ODE has developed 30 Work Sample prompts in each Essential Skill area, and these are available within the Willamette Education Service District’s ORSkills online system. Ten of these prompts are available without restrictions. The other 20 prompts have the following restrictions.

  • They may only be used by seniors who have not fulfilled their Essential Skills requirement.
  • Students may use only two prompts from each Essential Skill area (e.g., Math, Reading, Writing).

In order to obtain access to the ORSkills online system, District Test Coordinators or school administrators should contact ORSkills Help at Willamette ESD to set up an account.

Scored Student Work Samples - High School

Overview

To help students, teachers, administrators, and parents learn what the expectations are for reading work samples used to demonstrate proficiency in the Essential Skill of Reading, the site makes available sample or "anchor" papers that show varying levels of performance, grouped by the selection students read and responded to in the Spring 2009 Field Test.
 
These papers may be used for teacher training, informational documents, scoring practice with students, other audiences, or for other uses.
 
In addition, to create efficiencies in work sample collection, as well as to provide practice for students in anticipation of ELA  Performance Task Assessments, a panel convened by ODE developed and field tested a task that could be scored for multiple purposes: as a reading task, a writing task, and as a ELA Performance Task-like practice opportunity. Social Media Task
 
Directions: To view examples of student papers (with Adobe Acrobat Reader), click on the "Student Sample" link. To look at the scores and read the commentary, click on the "Scores/Commentary" link below the Student Sample being viewed. Some levels have multiple samples available.
 
 
 

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